HERE’S our early Christmas present to you… the first official pictures of Lamborghini’s hotly-new Huracán supercar have been released and Scotsman Motoring is among the first publications in the world to bring you them. Batten down the hatches and don’t let your children see this, or they’ll pester you from now until Christmas 2020 to put one in your driveway.
The looks-fast-when-it’s-parked Huracán goes on sale in the spring and is the replacement for Lamborghini’s best-selling Gallardo. Like its predecessor, it houses a 5.2-litre V10 petrol engine in a body that’s brimming with carbon fibre, but power has been increased by almost 40bhp to just over 600bhp. It weighs much the same as a diesel Ford Focus, don’t forget.
The Huracán also shares a wedge-shaped profile with its forebear. This time, though, the nose appears longer and the tail is higher. Gone is the Gallardo’s automated-manual gearshift, replaced by a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Power is sent to all four wheels and carbon-ceramic brakes are standard. Three driving modes can be selected via a switch on the steering wheel.
Inside, a 12-inch colour instrument panel delivers all the stuff the driver needs to know, from rev counter to sat-nav maps.
In keeping with Lamborghini’s fascination with all things related to bullfighting, the Huracán takes its name from a 19th Century raging beast known for its “unrelenting character”.
Lamborghini hasn’t confirmed prices yet, but Scotsman Motoring will start the bidding at £180,000, plus options. Visit facebook.com/scotmotors for more official Huracán pictures, and click on hexagonproject.com to listen to the snarl of that V10. Mind and not drool all over your keyboard.